Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be the first terrorist executed in the U.S. in the post-9/11 era, although his case will likely to go through years of appeals.
Jurors on Friday decided that Tsarnaev showed a lack of remorse, and they emphatically rejected his attorneys’ central argument that he was led down the path to terrorism by his big brother.
Tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 charges against him, including use of a weapon of mass destruction, for joining his now-dead brother, Tamerlan, in setting off two shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013.
Three people were killed and more than 260 were wounded.
Tsarnaev also was found guilty in the killing of an MIT police officer during the getaway.